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Edu 373 peer tutoring

  1. 1. Peer Tutoring Angela Louisos EDU 373 Dr. Bardsley
  2. 2. Defining Peer Tutoring <ul><li>Peer tutoring is when students work with each other to learn and progress. </li></ul><ul><li>Students are usually paired up or in small groups: High level students mixed with lower level students </li></ul><ul><li>Helps deepen understanding through conversing with peers/scaffolding </li></ul><ul><li>“ Engages students in their “Zones of Proximal Development” (LaGue & Wilson, p. 183) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Defining Peer Tutoring Continued <ul><li>“ Peer tutoring is an evidence-based, cooperative learning strategy that increases students’ engagement in functional, academic content” (Van Norman 2007, 89) </li></ul><ul><li>“… the practice of students teaching other students in a setting directed and planned by teachers” (Peralta 2007, 13) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Scenarios and Examples <ul><li>Enhancing literacy skills, phonics, and reading comprehension </li></ul><ul><li>Pairing older students working with younger students (ex. Sixth graders peer tutoring with fifth graders) </li></ul><ul><li>Practice comprehension strategies </li></ul><ul><li>QUICK strategy (Questioning, Understanding new words, Imaging, Connecting, Keeping it all together) </li></ul><ul><li>Peer tutoring supports sight word identification, problem solving, and algebra </li></ul><ul><li>Peer to peer modeling: Students model the skill/strategy for the other student during tutoring </li></ul>
  5. 5. Peer Tutoring: Positives and Negatives <ul><li>Positives Negatives </li></ul><ul><li>-Students learn from each -Behavioral issues </li></ul><ul><li>other -Students do not stay </li></ul><ul><li>-Enhances skills and learning on task </li></ul><ul><li>strategies -Students show no progress </li></ul><ul><li>-Students take control of from working with others </li></ul><ul><li>what they learn </li></ul><ul><li>-Helps ESL learners, disabled </li></ul><ul><li>students, and lower level </li></ul><ul><li>students </li></ul><ul><li>-Use of scaffolding </li></ul><ul><li>-Implements conversation (improved social skills) </li></ul><ul><li>-Improves attitude toward reading </li></ul><ul><li>-Socio-emotional growth </li></ul>
  6. 6. Connections to the Readings <ul><li>“ Demands of Today’s Classroom” by Larrivee (2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Peer tutoring brings about a switch in roles between the teacher and students. </li></ul><ul><li>Larrivee discusses this switch in the article </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ The teacher role is changing from controlling learning to deliberately facilitating learning. The student role is changing from passive recipient to teacher-directed instruction to interactive participant…” (p.6) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Connections to Readings Continued <ul><li>“ Enhancing Students’ Motivation” by Weinstein and Mignano (2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Brophy would agree with the use of peer tutoring </li></ul><ul><li>Brophy suggests that students work and interact with peers to enhance students’ motivation (p. 205) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Online Resource <ul><li>Video Link: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYGLdtOK5Fk </li></ul><ul><li>This is a video that goes over how teachers can use peer tutoring during writing or a writer’s workshop. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides examples/strategies of how to structure peer tutoring during writing instruction </li></ul>
  9. 9. Works Cited <ul><li>LaGue, K., & Wilson, K.. (2010). Using peer tutors to improve reading comprehension.  Kappa Delta Pi Record , 46(4), 182-186.  Retrieved October 2, 2010, from ProQuest Education Journals. (Document ID: 2054949141). </li></ul><ul><li>Larrivee (2009) Demands of today’s classroom. 1-8. </li></ul><ul><li>Norman, R.. (2007). &quot;Who's on first?&quot;: Using sports trivia peer tutoring to increase conversational language.  Intervention in School and Clinic , 43(2), 88-100.  Retrieved October 3, 2010, from Research Library. (Document ID: 1378729301). </li></ul><ul><li>Peralta, A.. (2007). Cross-age tutoring: When fifth graders become teachers of writing.  Thinking Classroom , 8(1), 13-18.  Retrieved October 3, 2010, from Research Library. (Document ID: 1387415481). </li></ul><ul><li>Weinstein, C. S. & Mignano, A. J. (2007). Elements classroom management: Lessons from research and practice. New York: McGraw Hill, 32-58 & 202-227. </li></ul><ul><li>2009). Writing Tips :Teaching peer tutoring in written language [Online video]. Retrieved October 3, 2010, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYGLdtOK5Fk </li></ul>

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